BreadOctober-November 2010

Quinoa-Banana Bread

MAKES ONE LOAF

Quinoa Banana Bread

Actor Danica McKellar's Quinoa-Banana Bread recipe has become a major hit among Gluten Free & More readers.

[Updated July 9, 2015]

As a childhood actor, Danica McKellar was a main character in television’sThe Wonder Years, sharing her first kiss with co-star Fred Savage. She later transitioned to adult actress as Elsie Snuffin on The West Wing. The California native, a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, went on to share her passion for mathematics in suchNew York Timesbest-selling books asMath Doesn’t Suck andKiss My Math along withHot X: Algebra Exposed.

In a 2010 interview with Gluten Free & More, McKellar talked about being allergic to wheat and also shared a favorite recipe: Quinoa-Banana bread.

“The riper the bananas, the better,” McKellar says. “This recipe doubles very well, a good thing since people usually want more.”

cup + 2 tablespoons quinoa flour
⅓ cup quinoa flakes
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt, more to taste
2 very ripe bananas, peeled
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

2. Place dry ingredients in large bowl and mix together until well combined.

3. In smaller bowl, mash bananas. Mix in the eggs and honey until combined.

4. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients and beat until combined and batter has a smooth consistency.

5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until done.

Loaf has 8 slices. Each slice contains 107 calories, 2g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 53mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 2g protein.